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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

TabletKiosk® Introduces World's Most Powerful Slate Tablet PC Next Generation Sahara Slate® PC i500 Powered by Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, Runs 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 Operating Systems

TabletKiosk, a leading provider of slate-style Tablet PCs and customized mobility solutions for the enterprise, today announced the availability of the Sahara Slate PC® i500 series, the newest generation in the company’s flagship line of Tablet PCs. The new line features an unparalleled array of user configurable options that provide flexibility in terms of user input, functionality, performance and price. Now shipping, the Sahara Slate PC i500 will be on display at Computex Taipei (Microsoft Booth, Nangang Hall #L108)img_i500_front

Designed for professional use in the field or at the office, the Sahara Slate PC i500 offers a robust, yet highly mobile computing solution in a new sleek, streamlined design. Capable of running 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional, the Sahara Slate PC i500 is the only slate-style Tablet PC currently powered by an Intel® Core™ i7-640LM vPro™ processor, making it the most powerful Tablet PC on the market today. It also is equipped with a 12.1” dual mode screen that intuitively switches between a Wacom® active digitizer (pen) and two different touch options, including traditional resistive and new, multi-touch capacitive screens. Flexible input options allow users to leverage the precision of Microsoft's Digital Inking technology for superior handwriting recognition.

“We really hit the mark with the Sahara Slate PC i500 by offering an even more enhanced user experience at a price point starting below the previous generation,” said Martin Smekal, president and CEO of Torrance, CA-based TabletKiosk. “Like all of our products, the Sahara Slate PC i500 is built with a designated purpose emphasizing productivity and speed. With its enormous power and modular expansion capability, the i500 allows an enterprise the flexibility to choose add-on functionality to support a highly specialized business application, minimizing the need to pay for superfluous options.”

TabletKiosk offers mobile solutions for industry sectors including healthcare, gaming and hospitality, government, industrial control systems and field force automation. The Sahara Slate PC i500 gives users the flexibility to choose different functionality solutions, ranging from basic to add-on modules for highly targeted business applications, such as a bar code scanner for inventory management or a magnetic stripe reader, creating a mobile point-of-sale device.

The Sahara Slate PC i500 is manufactured with dual hot swappable, rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries, which allows users to essentially operate the Tablet PC 24/7 without any system down time. As with all TabletKiosk products, the new Tablet PC features an extended life cycle of more than 24 months, as well as compatibility with existing accessories.

“Intel is excited to see the strength of mobile Intel Architecture come to market through one of our innovative, long time customers,” said CJ Bruno, VP, GM, Intel Americas. “TabletKiosk has a long history of providing breakthrough Tablet PCs to business customers. The combination of TabletKiosk's creative product design and Intel's energy efficient performance will enable businesses to implement tablet technologies that will deliver growth and business success.”

Enhanced Security

To address on-going concerns in the enterprise marketplace regarding mobile security and remote management, the new Sahara Slate PC i500 features an Infineon Single Chip TPM (trusted platform module) with high-level encryption capability; Intel® vPro™ technology with BIOS level remote management; and Intel® Trusted Execution and Intel® Anti-Theft Technologies. Together, these security measures keep critical data safe from external attacks or physical theft, provide for secure remote access with field upgradeability, and enable safer electronic transactions and wireless communication.

“We are delighted to see TabletKiosk, one of our strategic OEM partners, launch the new Sahara Slate PC i500, here at Computex,” said Eddie O’Brien, Vice President US OEM, Microsoft Corporation.  “This high-end device, when brought to life by Windows 7, is clearly designed to meet the needs of serious business professionals who seek to leverage the power of productivity, security, and digital inking capabilities in a single device.”

About TabletKiosk®

TabletKiosk is a registered trademark of TabletKiosk, LLC. The company's line of quality enterprise-grade to rugged Tablet PCs and accessories are designed to optimize mobile productivity in key vertical markets while offering power, flexibility and security. For more information, visit www.tabletkiosk.com.

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il Custode said...
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il Custode said...

It looks like the Paceblade Slimbook D240 that i tried at CeBIT three months ago. Is Paceblade and TabletKiosk the same society?

Gail Levy said...

Hi Il Custode,
Good eyes. TabletKiosk and PaceBlade are longtime partner companies. In this instance, TabletKiosk is the OEM manufacturer for PaceBlade, so yes they are the same tablets sold by different companies.